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2010-02-22 12:39:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Army officials honored the efforts of 51 key members of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) credited with completing a project to eliminate health and safety risks associated with continued storage of containers as well as other accumulated wastes. ECBC employees gathered at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Ky., in 2007 to lend their expertise toward a project aimed at safely eliminate and manage three...

2008-08-06 21:00:28

By Ashlee Clark, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 6--RICHMOND -- For the second time in less than two weeks, Army officials detected a mustard agent leak Wednesday at Blue Grass Army Depot. The mustard was detected at extremely low levels and confined to the interior of the igloo in which it is stored. The leak occurred in a different storage igloo than the leak detected July 28. The agent poses no threat to the community or environment, according to Blue Grass Chemical Activity,...

2008-07-26 21:00:27

By Ronica Shannon, Richmond Register, Ky. Jul. 26--Both of Kentucky's Republican U.S. senators and Rep. Ben Chandler, D-6th District, put party affiliations aside Thursday out of concern of recent nerve agent detections at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning and Chandler sent a letter Thursday to the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency Director Conrad Whyne about frequent nerve agent detections earlier this month and last August. The inability to determine...

2008-07-26 15:00:36

By Greg Kocher, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 26--Three members of Kentucky's congressional delegation have asked for a review of safety measures at Blue Grass Army Depot in the wake of leaks reported earlier this month and in August 2007. "We write to express our deep concern regarding these repeated chemical agent leaks," wrote Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning and U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Versailles, in a letter dated Thursday to Conrad Whyne, director of the...


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